Website of the week
While on my hunt (in vain) for the high-heeled Miu Miu moccasins (by the way, if anyone knows where to find these in, say, a size 38.5, please let me know), I came across Raffaello Network. While at first glance this appears to be your typical random website offering slight discounts on Gucci bags from five seasons ago, Raffaello is slightly different: It offers slight discounts on this season's luxury merchandise, as well as that of seasons past. Witness this season's "sold out" Gucci It Bag, $100 off its original price of $800. Prada travel bag? Check. Chanel crystal logo sunglasses? Check. Miu Miu high-heeled, not quite. But they have practically every other style from Miu Miu's spring line.

Now, you're probably thinking, "Why tell me about this site now when spring/summer merchandise is 50% off in the stores already?" Well, first, because sometimes the stores don't have what you want, and, second, because Raffaello already has fall/winter merchandise--some of which is up to 30% off, and most of which isn't even in stores yet. See how that works? You can be carrying next season's It Bag even before Vogue's editorial assistants duke it out in the fashion closet. You can thank me in a month or two.

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